Lexapro® Attorneys Jacksonville FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA warns that there could be an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn in pregnant women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants. Consumers depend on manufacturers to develop new drugs and medical devices that are designed to improve our health. Sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Our law firm’s trial attorneys work jointly with pharmaceutical experts to uncover dangerous drugs, inaccurate warning labels, incomplete medical guidance, device failures and known complications. In some cases, the problem lies in a poorly documented or rushed R&D phase. Surprising, there are still situations where big pharmaceutical providers elect not to tell patients or their physicians that a problem has been identified. Side Effects of Lexapro® Use Lexapro® (escitalopram) is an orally administered antidepressant in a group of drugs classified as selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs works by maintaining chemical balance in the brain to reduce anxiety or depression. Possible birth defects and negative outcomes include: Craniosynostosis Oral Clefts Congenital Heart Defects Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn Club Foot NOTE: One study found that babies exposed to Lexapro® were six times more likely to have pulmonary hypertension. The FDA has issued two public safety warnings. We can investigate, document and quantify your damages for settlement of medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future healthcare costs and permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one has been injured by or permanently damaged due the failure of a manufacturer or seller to exercise reasonable care, defending your rights doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Contact a personal injury lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.